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Submitted by witness on Friday, September 26, 2008.
Motorists recount incident on the side of a highway near the BC-Alberta border
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DATE: 15 August 1978
PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: I was traveling by night from BC to Alberta. I am not sure whether we were in BC or Alberta when this happened but I think we were probably still in BC.
NEAREST TOWN: don't know
NEAREST ROAD: don't know
OBSERVED: I saw a bigfoot while traveling through BC years ago. I was with my sister and another friend. We decided we were too tired to drive and that we would pull over and get some sleep. We were in a little Beetle VW. We pulled our sleeping bags over our heads because we were near the road and the headlights of the cars going by bothered us.
Before I fell asleep I heard a thump on the roof of the car. I thought it was just the car settling - cooling down etc. But then decided to look and make sure. When I looked up I saw a hairy, man-like thing running across the road, being illuminated by a car that was approaching. We decided to not stay there and instead go to a truck stop to sleep.
My sister and I were talking about this a little while ago. She can verify this story.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Nighttime weather conditions were fine - cars driving by that were illuminating the road
ENVIRONMENT: We were at the side of the road near a forested area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Gary Cronin:
Witness was driving from B.C. to Alberta in August 1978 with her sister and a friend. At about 11pm they grew tired of driving so they pulled over on the side of road. They are not certain of the location but it was somewhere near the lake districts. Shortly after pulling over they pulled their sleeping bags over their heads and started to nod off. A slap was heard on the roof of the car by the witness and her sister. The friend was already asleep. They looked out of the car and saw a tall man-like creature running away from the car towards the woods on the other side of the road. They said it looked bigger than a regular man, but less than 7 feet tall. The creature was not bulky but was covered with brownish hair.
The creature was running on two feet but reminded them of an ape.
The witness recently read an article of a sighting in BC and felt it was time to report the 1978 incident.
The general area where this occurred: Western slopes of the Rocky Mountains. There have been many reports of sasquatch sightings in this region.
About BFRO Investigator Gary Cronin:
Gary first became interested in sasquatch when he moved from Liverpool England to Calgary Canada in 1975. He soon came upon a book by a John Green and has been fascinated with the topic ever since. He has attended the 2007 Vancouver Island Expedition and the 2008 BC Coastal Expedition. He is in the field scouring the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies for evidence on a weekly basis. Gary was involved in organizing the 2009 and 2010 Alberta expeditions.